Sunday, October 3, 2010

Leafy Testament, revisited

If you've been following Brush and Baren for a little while, you might remember the story of this linocut of an iconic local tree:


I was installing "Cottonwood" in an exhibition this summer when I learned that its subject was no longer standing. It was chopped down to accommodate a pipeline for a water bottling plant. (See Leafy Testaments if you missed it.)

The loss of this tree inspired my friend Jacque to write a lovely essay that appears in this month's issue of Colorado Central Magazine, and at her kind suggestion the essay "Cottonwood" included the linocut "Cottonwood" as its illustration. Thanks to Jacque and to Mike Rosso at Colorado Central for another opportunity to deliver my own form of testimony– a visual record of a once-living treasure.

1 comment:

Moggypie said...

What a shame about the tree. How fortunate that you were able to capture it forever in your art!